Jordan is a middle-income country located in the Middle East. Health services in Jordan are provided by the public and private sectors
Jordan's health indicators have been internationally lauded. In 2010, Jordan was ranked the leading medical tourism destination in the Arab world and fifth globally by the World Bank.
In 2003, the Minister of Health and other health sector leaders from the RMS, the Private Hospital Association (PHA), the healthcare professional councils, and medical schools met to discuss how to address some of the health system challenges and how they might improve the quality of healthcare services.
In 2007, the bylaws of the new organization were endorsed by all sectors, and in December of that year, the Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC)—a private, non-profit, shareholding company—was created to act as the national healthcare accreditation agency of Jordan.
The mission of the HCAC was to foster the continuous improvement of the quality and safety of healthcare facilities, services, and programs through developing internationally accepted standards, building capacity, and awarding accreditation.